Healthcare Quarterly

Healthcare Quarterly 20(1) April 2017 : 34-39.doi:10.12927/hcq.2017.25075
Special Focus on Quality Improvement

BOOMR: Better Coordinated Cross-Sectoral Medication Reconciliation for Residential Care

Vincent Vuong, Denis O’Donnell, Hrishikesh Navare, Debra Merrill, Michal Racki, Sheila Burton, Lori Anderson and Carla Beaton

Abstract

There is evidence that medication errors often arise during the transition of residents from acute care to long-term care (LTC) homes due to lapses in communication and documentation. Better Coordinated Cross-Sectoral Medication Reconciliation (BOOMR) is an integrated practice change improving medication safety during patient transitions through the health system. Our Medication Reconciliation (MedRec) redesign improved patient engagement using “the patient's story,” increased quality of information, workflow efficiency and reduced unnecessary medications. Using progressive initiatives, we showed cost savings to the system proving value for quality with sustainable results since January 2015.

 

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